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The overarching goal of this campaign is to address the long-standing issue of low and inequitable compensation for early childhood educators (ECEs) in Ontario. We are calling on the government to fund professional pay for all ECEs in Ontario regardless of where they work. Professional pay should reflect ECEs’ specialized training, the value of their work and their participation in continuous professional learning.

No ECE should have to work for less than a professional wage and all ECEs should be recognized for their professional qualifications and practice.

For more information on the campaign please see http://www.aeceo.ca/professional_pay_for_professional_work


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  • Eugena Auge
    signed 2015-10-14 10:26:41 -0400
  • robin carl
    signed via 2015-10-12 07:14:34 -0400
  • Rose Bell
    signed 2015-10-11 13:51:36 -0400
  • Rachel Headley
    signed 2015-10-10 10:14:10 -0400
  • Kelly Clarke
    signed 2015-10-09 23:44:53 -0400
    Most RECE’s work 8 hour days IN the classroom with an unpaid lunch and NO planning time and yet we make $30 000-$40000 a year if we are lucky. A kindergarten teacher works a 6 hour day that INCLUDES a paid 40 minute lunch and 40 minutes of planning time daily as well as 2 15 minute breaks. This means they are only with the children for 4 hours a day and yet their wage starts at $50000 for 10 months. How is that fair?
  • Sonia Macaluso
    signed 2015-10-09 15:50:14 -0400
    with the level of work that is required and that must follow the ministry of education guidelines minimum wage doesn’t cut it! The work volume is that of a kindergarten teacher and they can make up to 80K a year and ours is a sad 39k …where is the fairness in that?!!?
  • Noah Kenneally
    signed 2015-10-09 10:55:20 -0400
  • Anita Godinho
    signed via 2015-10-09 08:44:39 -0400
  • Cinzia Lucente
    signed 2015-10-08 23:51:49 -0400
  • Sue Mathers
    signed via 2015-10-08 22:56:00 -0400
  • Lisa Winters
    signed 2015-10-08 21:20:38 -0400
    The Public needs to be educated about our “Profession”. Our profession is misunderstood and at times apathetic. The campaign should include that we are not “caregivers”, babysitters or nannies. We are Professional Early Childhood Educators.

    I would love to see government officials / the media focus on speaking with RECE’s and observing the profession in action. Most people don’t have a clue about the importance of what we do, the regulations we need to follow or the number of hats we can wear in a typical day!

    I would also love to see RECE’s in Ontario unite much like the teachers have over the years. I would like to believe that it is coming soon!
  • Myrna Gubaton
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  • Myrna Gubaton
    signed 2015-10-08 21:06:23 -0400
  • Dawn cameron
    signed via 2015-10-08 19:52:37 -0400
  • Tracy Harrett
    signed via 2015-10-08 19:15:12 -0400
  • Jayme Johnson
    signed 2015-10-08 19:03:34 -0400
  • Shirley Brooker
    signed 2015-10-08 17:30:05 -0400
  • Alicia Baker
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-08 17:02:20 -0400
    I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign!
  • Alicia Baker
    signed 2015-10-08 16:58:29 -0400
  • Cathy Barrie AECEO.C
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-08 15:45:17 -0400
    I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign!
  • Cathy Barrie AECEO.C
    signed 2015-10-08 15:44:13 -0400
  • Pauline Neable
    signed 2015-10-08 11:27:40 -0400
  • Karen Celia Sierra Rodriguez
    signed 2015-10-08 10:35:59 -0400
  • Diluni Haturusinghe
    signed 2015-10-07 11:34:29 -0400
    ECE’s learn about children from child development. We are a valuable part of a child’s early years. I believe we deserve due recognition and it should reflect through professional pay. That will be an important way to show society of our importance.
  • stephanie lawson
    signed 2015-10-07 10:24:12 -0400
  • Denise Cobb-Donahue
    signed 2015-10-06 08:04:08 -0400
  • Christine Ferguson
    signed 2015-10-04 09:17:46 -0400
  • Ciera Deneault
    signed 2015-10-02 12:26:16 -0400
  • Michele Reid
    signed 2015-10-01 08:32:28 -0400
  • Stephanie Cormier
    signed 2015-09-30 17:47:51 -0400